Jurgen Klinsmann wasn't ducking questions when grilled about his U.S. Men's National Team roster decisions on Friday. He laid down his decision-making process for everything from Stuart Holden's inclusion to the absence of former U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra.
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Amid all the talk about who won't be going to the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team training camp, something getting lost a bit is the fact that the squad preparing for June's qualifiers is very much a stacked squad by U.S. standards.
Injury issues with Steve Cherundolo and Timmy Chandler (and Landon Donovan's absence) will keep Jurgen Klinsmann from having a full-strength team, but he will bring in a group that includes the nucleus of the squad that recorded four points from two World Cup qualifiers in March along with the return to health of Jermaine Jones and Fabian Johnson.
Landon Donovan didn't hide his disappointment with being left off the latest U.S. Men's National Team roster, but he also isn't keeping him from wanting to make his way back to the team he leads in career goals.
On the day when Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed the early reports that Donovan would be left out, Donovan acknowledged his unhappiness with being left out, but is determined to work his way back into the national team picture eventually.
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will be returning to the USMNT after being called to the 26 player roster by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
CHICAGO (May 16, 2013) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 players to begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany.
There weren't many surprises in 26-player roster chosen by Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming U.S. Men's National Team training camp starting in Cleveland on March 26th.
The camp, which will prepare the team for a busy stretch of matches from late May to mid-June, features Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, as well as March qualifying standouts such as DaMarcus Beasley and Matt Besler.
When the U.S. Men's National Team training camp roster is revealed later today, all signs point to Landon Donovan not being a part of the squad. That decision by Jurgen Klinsmann has the USMNT fan bases divided between those who feel Donovan should be on the team and those who agree with Klinsmann's expected decision to leave him out.
Jurgen Klinsmann has some tough decisions to make.
The U.S. Men's National Team has some good depth at some positions, and with so many new faces stepping up to offset the rash of injuries in March, there are much more options heading into this summer's action than there was a year ago.
Jurgen Klinsmann made it clear three weeks ago that Landon Donovan's place on the U.S. Men's National Team was no longer assured, and that it could be some time before we see the national team's all-time leading scorer back in uniform.
When Jurgen Klinsmann sang the praises of Stuart Holden a week ago, and pointed out that the last thing Holden needed after a year and a half injury layoff was rest, it seemed like Klinsmann was suggesting that he really wanted Holden to be a part of the U.
From Jurgen Klinsmann's latest comments on the state of the U.S. Men's National Team, and his thoughts on Landon Donovan, to Jozy Altidore's record-breaking season in the Netherlands, there is plenty to discuss on the American soccer front heading into the weekend.
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. From being named MLS Cup MVP as his LA Galaxy successfully defended their 2011 championship in December to starting in all-important World Cup qualifiers, Omar Gonzalez has accomplished quite a bit during the past six months.
When a Sports Illustrated report stated on Tuesday that Landon Donovan would be left out of the U.S. Men's National Team's training camp for upcoming World Cup qualifiers in June, the news caught plenty of U.S. fans by surprise.
A fresh release, check the area in boldface... CHICAGO (May 21, 2013) - In advance of the Centennial Celebration Match, the U.S. Men's National Team will host a public training session Saturday, June 1 , at 3 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Admission and parking for the event is free. The Germany National Team - currently ranked No.
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Hang on to your hats folks, this one is about to get interesting.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 playersto begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany.
I just spoke with the agent of Alabama-born AZ striker Aron Jóhannsson, and it seems he is actually not quite a USMNT lost cause. Of course, I previously offered my guess that the Icelandish-American (seriously, how cool is that?) looked a solid bet to join his European national team after missing a World Cup qualifying call-up solely due to injury last fall.
A day before Hannover 96′s final game of the season against Fortuna Dusseldorf, right back Steve Cherundolo signed a one-year extension with the club through 2014. The American international, who holds 87 caps, broke the record this season for all-time appearances in the Bundesliga with the club, now sitting at 299 matches.
Timmy Chandler is done playing for the current German Bundesliga season, and could wind up missing the U.S. Men's National Team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers after being sidelined with what is being reported as a torn knee ligament.
Jozy Altidore continued his outstanding goal-scoring form on Friday, adding two goals and a beautiful assist to his accomplshments in AZ Alkmaar's 4-0 rout of Heerenveen.
Altidore delivered a first half goal before completing the route with a beautiful free kick goal and perfect back-heel assist in a victory that helped push AZ closer to safety from relegation in the Dutch League.
The U.S. Men's National Team roster announced on Thursday created plenty of buzz among U.S. fans, not only for the players who were on it, but for the one big name missing from the list.
Episode 34 of The SBI Show focuses on the U.S. roster, and we break down the selections, Donovan's absence, and we project the lineup most likely to be on the field for June's important World Cup qualifiers.
While MLS is ready to take center stage in the American soccer landscape once again this weekend, the biggest story of the week has been Stuart Holden's imminent re turn to the U.S. Men's National Team.
Episode 30 of The SBI Show discusses Holden's USMNT return in detail, as co-host Garrett Cleverly and I break down the impact of Holden's busy summer, and why people shouldn't compare his situation with that of Landon Donovan.
In Jurgen Klinsmann's roster press release on Thursday, the U.S. Men's National Team head coach alluded to the possibility of bringing in 22-year-old Icelandic forward Aron Johannsson in for a look for this summer's Gold Cup.
PSP takes a look at the USMNT roster for the upcoming Centennial friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. it's a list full of big guns and veterans, but there were some interesting inclusions and ommissions.
Pedro Gomes and Luke Lohr give some gut reactions to the latest USMNT roster. Head coach of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Daryl Shore joins us to talk about the NASL season, US Open Cup draw and league formats. Pedro Gomes graduated from grad school and we are a cursed show. Give us a listen and maybe a share; get Off The Bench.
As you'd likely guess, there's a lot going on here that is beyond me. That's not to say I would call the coach's selection is poor - but it's definitely begging a few questions. G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting KC)
Word broke today from the assembled D.C. United press that the team has two trialists in camp: English striker Akpo Sodje and American defender Frank Simek. Simek is a right back who has played for Sheffield Wednesday in the Football League Championship and has spent the last three seasons with Carlisle United in League One.